Prom 57 (part 1): Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Bernard Haitink
Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Bernard Haitink. Schubert: Overture in C, D591 (In the Italian Style). Mozart: Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488 (soloist: Maria Joao Pires).
Live from the BBC Proms: The Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Bernard Haitink with soloist Maria João Pires in a programme of Mozart and Schubert.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Schubert: Overture in C major 'In the Italian Style', D 591
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488
8.15 pm INTERVAL
8.35 pm Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major 'Great', D 944
Maria João Pires (piano)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
Refined but also profoundly expressive, Maria João Pires is one of the great Mozart interpreters of her generation. She returns to the Proms to continue our series of late Mozart piano concertos: Number 23, in A major, boasts quasi-operatic melodies and deft woodwind colouring. It took musicians and audiences a long time to come to terms with Schubert's 'unplayable' Ninth Symphony, but now - like that other great unplayable, Beethoven's Ninth - it has won an unquestioned place in the repertoire.
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